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Vocational Services: About

All of our members participate in internships, cooperative community experiences or competitive employment.  Local businesses provide job training and skill development.  Feedback is shared with the vocational coordinator and job specialist.  Members meet regularly with their vocational counselor to discuss goals and employer feedback.

  • Retail

  • Hospitality 

  • Food Service

  • Clerical

  • Child Care / Elder Care

Cooperating Worksites include: 

  • Ken's Krew / Home Depot

  • Stony Brook Hospital

  • Suffolk County Department of Social Services

  • Party Glitters

  • Party City

  • TJ Maxx

  • Holiday Inn Express

  • Hilton Garden Inn

  • Stop & Shop

Service Coordination

In preparation for competitive employment, members and their families are advised about Federal and State funding, resources, and employment supports. The New York State Department of Adult Career and Continuing Education Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS-VR) and/or The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) are examples of eligibility-based referrals that are typically discussed. 

Medicaid waiver and Self-Direction

You may be able to use your Medicaid self-direction funds towards the transition tuition at Giant Step (Step 1).  Self-direction families should check with their broker.


Vocational Services: About
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